Many women start diets with the hope of slimming down and feeling their best, just to be left in the despair a week later of another failed diet attempt.
I know, because it's happened to me multiple times.
Three years ago I gained 40 pounds in a relatively quick amount of time. A year and a half later I just couldn't stand it anymore. I knew I had to do something, because I just didn't feel good about myself and always felt self-conscious.
I knew I couldn't just make myself a bunch of rules and voila! — I would follow them and be slim. I knew I had to start small and be realistic. I started to slowly implement each one of these habits and have since lost those 40 wicked pounds, and I feel healthy and good about myself again. I love the feeling of being fit, and the energy that comes with it.
Mary recently graduated in Visual Communications and is working her way to be able to use her talent for humanitarian aid organizations in third world countries. She has a passion for the artistic realm and focuses her time on graphic design, photography, and most recently, painting.